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Monkey and Cat Makeout!

Sunday, 02 August 2009 17:09

Cats are so patient!

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One shopping day left before Christmas!

Wednesday, 24 December 2008 0:25

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Don't forget to gift to your cat!  :)  This is what I am getting for my little one!

Scratch Pad Rooftop For Bootsie's Bunk Bed & Playhou

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Here is a better cat genie video....

Monday, 22 December 2008 23:28

Actually, after reading more I think this looks/sounds pretty cool....

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Tricks to teach your kitten!!!!

Monday, 22 December 2008 22:23

Want to teach your cat tricks? So do I!  Check out this video that I found on YouTube of a cat doing cool tricks that dog's normally do.  Also read a great article on training your cat, written by  John Casteele.

So you think that you can't train your kitten, huh? Perhaps you've heard somewhere that cats can't be taught tricks because of their independent nature, or maybe you've just never heard of anyone teaching cats to do tricks. Well, most cats can learn various tricks, though a debate sometimes rages as to whether the owners are training the cats, or the cats are training the owners.

As with any animal, it's best to start training cats when they're still kittens; they're more likely to pick up on the training if it occurs before they've grown set in their ways. Below are a few simple tricks that you can attempt to teach your kitten. Be warned, however, that some cats don't take to training well, and it may take considerably longer to teach a cat things that a dog might learn in an afternoon.

Name: Teach your cat to recognize its name by calling out the name at feeding time and whenever you give it a treat. Try to choose a name that's different from anyone in the household to help prevent confusion. In time, the cat will come to you (or at least show interest) whenever it hears the name.

Leash/Collar: Much like a dog, a cat can be trained to use a collar and leash. Put the collar on it for increasingly longer periods, gradually letting it get used to the idea of wearing the collar. Once it's used to the collar, begin the same treatment with the leash, letting the cat get used to the limitations of the leash. You'll soon be able to take the cat out for a walk on the leash (likely to the amusement and amazement of your neighbors).

Sit: Give the "Sit" command at feeding time, moving the cat's food dish over its head. This will often cause the cat to sit down while watching the dish in anticipation of the food (you can also do this with a cat treat.) If the cat doesn't sit, press gently on its rump to push it into the sitting position. In time, the cat will associate the command with eating, and will sit down as it's become used to doing.

Come: Give the "Come" command while offering a treat or favorite toy. When the cat comes to receive the treat, pet it and give the treat. The cat will learn to associate the command with the treat, and will come when you call.

Fetch: A slightly more difficult trick, this plays off of the inclination that most cats have toward chasing objects. Give the command of "Fetch" and throw a ball or toy; the cat will likely chase after it. Once the cat has caught whatever you have thrown, "exchange" item for a treat. Once the cat has gotten used to this exchange, stay a bit farther away from the cat and offer the treat; if the cat drops the item, offer it the item, and then exchange the item for the treat. Eventually, the cat will figure out how the exchange works and that it has to bring you the item to get the treat.

Of course, you'll have to continue to treat the cats for performing any of these tricks periodically. Otherwise, they'll realize that there's no benefit and simply refuse to perform. Should you see a lack of progress, don't get frustrated; cats can be hard to train. Just stick with it.

 
 

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Where did the term Cat Burglar come from?

Saturday, 20 December 2008 2:16

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Sorry, I wasn't able to find out... :(  If you happen to know, please tell me!  I did however, come across a really cool site that has interesting info on cat phrases and slang!.

For Example, here is a little info on the origin of the phrase:  The Cat's out of the Bag!

The cat's out of the bag - To pass along a secret. 

In medieval England, piglets were sold in the open marketplace.  The seller usually kept the pig in a bag, so it would be easier for the buyer to take it home.  But shady sellers often tried to trick their buyers by putting a large cat in the bag.  If a shrewd shopper looked in the bag - then the cat was literally out of the bag.  (By the way, the bag was called a "poke," which is likely where the phrase "a pig in a poke," which nowadays means buying an unknown, came from.)
 
Source: xmission.com

 

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Funny Commercial: Mewvies!!!!!

Saturday, 29 November 2008 20:22

Here are a few of the testimonials from the Mewvie site:

 

"I was really a skeptic that my cat, Jezzie, would watch your DVD since she NEVER paid attention to the television. The minute I put it in and the squirrels came on (she looooves to watch them in the backyard) she instantly started to paw the screen and talk to it!!!! My husband and I were thrilled to see her interact with the film. Too bad it was not a “feel” or “smell” avision, or she would’ve been in kitty heaven! She was not happy when my husband turned it off to watch the Friday Night Flights. She kept looking at the screen as if to say “where did they go?..”. Jezzie will love it especially when winter comes and there are no “critters” to watch out the window. I hope your business thrives and you broaden your collection. I will watch for new “movies” to come out."

 

Thanks from Jezzie, Charlie & Susan Forhan


 

"Dear Mewvie creators,

 

My husband I just bought our cats the Backyard Buffet mewvie this evening at the Tulsa County Fair. Our cats love it. Within the first 2 minutes of it being on all four of our feline family members were up on the bench that we provided for their viewing pleasure. I have attached a picture of the kitties enjoying their first “made for kitties” video. I hope you get a kick out the photo as much as we get a kick out of watching the cats watch TV. "

 

Sincerely,

Lori Medrano

 


"Dear Mewvie People,

 

After trying to convince your employee, Fred, that my cats would never EVER watch TV, I reluctantly gave in and purchased the Mewvie DVD at the Tulsa State Fair. I can not believe it, but they LOVE it! They sit in front of the TV and are fascinated! Mr. Bo and Toby are indoor cats and they really enjoy seeing the birds, mice and other creatures on the Mew vie. Thank you for offering such a creative and fun product that entertains not only our kitties, but us owners too!"

 

Anna

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Build your own enclosure with cool pre made options!

Saturday, 29 November 2008 14:49

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 Kittywalk Systems has premade options that you can fit together to build a customized cat run.

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Speaking of enclosures... WOW!

Saturday, 29 November 2008 14:40

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Cats of Australia has the most awesome display of cat enclosures. 

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Check out the Babble Ball sounds... what do you think?

Saturday, 29 November 2008 12:43

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Which Babble Ball Kitty sounds better?

Vote!

I recently reposted a story written by Lady Bee about cool pet gifts.  One of the gifts was the Babble Ball by PetQwerks.  

 

Check out the sounds... what do you think?

 

 

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Ceiling Cat Paper Craft from Tubby Paws!!!

Saturday, 29 November 2008 1:58

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Print and cut out the pattern and stick it together!!!  Click here to visit TubbyPaws for the larger image!

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